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User currently offlineFrugalqxnwa From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 565 posts, RR: 1
Posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4218 times:

Does anyone know how many UA aircraft are now in the new livery, and what type of aircraft? I saw the livery for the first time in March at MSP, at it looks better in person than in the photos.

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User currently offlineUal777contrail From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4149 times:

If I had to guess, about 8 of our 737's and 1, 777 and I believe now 1, 757.

UAL 777 CONTRAIL


User currently offlineUniTED From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 312 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4088 times:

Here is the complete list of what I know...

9 737-300s

N366UA
N375UA
N376UA
N377UA
N380UA
N385UA
N388UA
N390UA
N394UA

1 757-200

N505UA

1 777-200

N775UA

1 767-300 (new Star scheme)

N653UA

17 A320s (all Ted for now)

N433UA
N448UA
N473UA
N477UA
N481UA
N482UA
N483UA
N484UA
N489UA
N490UA
N491UA
N492UA
N493UA
N494UA
N495UA
N496UA
N497UA

I hope this helps!


User currently offlineUal777contrail From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4080 times:

Talk about going above and beyond the call of duty.

way to go uniTED.


UAL 777 CONTRAIL


User currently offlineFrugalqxnwa From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 565 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4041 times:

Thanks, it will be nice to see all aircraft in the new livery.

User currently offlineSdkualeb From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 129 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3820 times:

A/C 5405 I leaving for DEN on the 9th and is being replaced by A/C 5408 so there will soon be 2 757 out there. I cant wait till the 747 is done, I wish they would speed that one up.

User currently offlineN754PR From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3753 times:

With the amount of money going down the toilet each day you wonder how they can pay to paint anything!!

User currently offlineOH-LGA From Denmark, joined Oct 1999, 1436 posts, RR: 20
Reply 7, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3708 times:

With the amount of money going down the toilet each day you wonder how they can pay to paint anything!!

Again do we have to beat the dead horse that switching into a new scheme doesn't mean it costs the company lots of money, the planes have to be painted every once in a while anyways - most of the planes (737's, etc.) are planes that were wearing the old Shuttle by United paint job, and needed it's every 5-year paint job or whatever.

On another note, SkyWest's first aircraft in new UA colors should be arriving within the next month... should be cool  Smile

Happy Travels!  Smile
Kai



Head in the clouds... yet feet planted firmly on the ground.
User currently offlineUa777222 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3348 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3704 times:

N754PR,
I don't think they are wasting $$. They are smart about how many a/c to paint and what a/c to paint and what time to take them out of service. If you wanna see stupid they should pull the 744s into the paint shop. They are pulling out the a/c that are not the back bone of the airline which is smart right now.

UniTED,
Way to be on top of it. I know A LOT about UA. I would have gotten maybe half of that! Way to go!


UA777222



"It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark."
User currently offlineRHSNYC From United States of America, joined May 2004, 95 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3686 times:

Y E S! Very true - the new livery does look much better in person. Many people have said that UAL should have added some other color such as "Red" in the scheme to give it a little more contrast. This would not have worked however as United's new colors are pretty much restricted to varying hues of Blue or Silver. Silver might have been an interesting addition to the cheatline! Would like to see that in a fantasy livery!

User currently offlineNlspot2004 From Netherlands, joined Mar 2004, 156 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3478 times:

Her a picture of a old and a new coloured tail.

http://www1.airpics.com/showimg.php?imgid=55690

http://www.nlspot.com


User currently offlineJaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3397 times:

Given that we, the US taxpayers, have had to bail this lousy airline out of its post 9-11 woes, I find it appalling that our taxes have been spent to apply this hideous livery on its aircraft.

User currently offlineCactusA319 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2918 posts, RR: 26
Reply 12, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3379 times:


N754PR:

As has been mentioned before on these forums, the repaint isn't going to cost extra money as the aircraft being repainted are those going in for heavy maintenance checks. During these checks the aircraft are stripped and repainted again after maintenance, so regardless of the livery change THEY HAVE TO BE PAINTED AGAIN ANYWAY. If anything the change saves UA a little money as there are less colors involved in the repaint.


User currently offlineUsairways16bwi From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1004 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3348 times:

i really dont like the new colors. the gray is much better

User currently offlineThrust From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 2686 posts, RR: 10
Reply 14, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3281 times:

1 777, N775UA, wears the new livery, N654UA (If you want to count it as featuring some of the new UAL colors in the new Star Alliance scheme). Also, ex-Shuttle-By-United 733s are receiving the new livery. I am told that for the moment those aircraft desperately in need of a paint job are the ones that will get the UAL livery for now. Sadly, the UA 744s won't wear the new livery until October or November  Angry


Fly one thing; Fly it well
User currently offline7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3259 times:

I actually like the new livery...maybe they could have done something instead of using "smaller" black lettering on the side for the name...but i don't think it is a bad livery


The next generation of aircraft is just around the corner!
User currently offlineSyncmaster From United States of America, joined Jul 2002, 2015 posts, RR: 11
Reply 16, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3253 times:
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To add to your list N498UA is also in Ted livery. Photographed it in early April at LAS.



User currently offlineCaetravlr From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 908 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3243 times:

Jaysit,

I, like you, would be appalled if our tax dollars were going for this repaint. However, that is not the case in any way, shape, or form. Any post 9-11 government funds that were received by the airlines, were received by ALL of them, in proportion. If you are referring to the ATSB loan guarantee, there are a couple of misconceptions that you have. The first one is that ATSB loan guarantee would be the government making a loan to UAL. This is not the case AT ALL. This is the ATSB guaranteeing 90% of the loan so that private lenders can loan the money to UAL at a competitive rate. The other misconception you have is that this guarantee has already been made. It has not, it is still being evaluated.

Again, like a couple of others have stated, the repaint is not costing additional money. Quite the opposite, it is SAVING money. It is a less complex scheme, and aircraft that are being painted have to be repainted ANYWAY.

I am not trying to be rude here, just trying to clear up a few misconceptions so that people will understand how much better run UAL is than it was a couple of years ago, and that it is seemingly on the road to recovery.

All of that being said, I like the new colors, and really look forward to seeing them for myself in the near future.

CAETravlr



A woman drove me to drink and I didn't have the decency to thank her. - W.C. Fields
User currently offlineErj170 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 6729 posts, RR: 18
Reply 18, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3232 times:

As RDU only gets United Express service (Grrrrrr...) when, if they are in the lineup, are the Express a/c going to get painted?


Aiming High and going far..
User currently offline7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3215 times:

i am sure all of the planes will be painted...it will just take a while..


The next generation of aircraft is just around the corner!
User currently offlineThrust From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 2686 posts, RR: 10
Reply 20, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3182 times:

It WILL take awhile. United is fighting bankruptcy while simulataneously starting TED and introducing its new livery. They are extremely low on cash. Great as the new livery is (I think it's fantastic Big thumbs up) , if UA tries to please all who love the new livery too quickly, they might destroy themselves in the process through mass spending. It will take awhile, but we'll see the day. UA must manage their finances carefully if they expect to ever paint their whole fleet. That means gradual spending  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


Fly one thing; Fly it well
User currently offline7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3161 times:

They should have done something similar to Frontier and painted the name over the side of the aircraft


The next generation of aircraft is just around the corner!
User currently offlineSyncmaster From United States of America, joined Jul 2002, 2015 posts, RR: 11
Reply 22, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3094 times:
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7E72004, UA mainline is geared towards business travelers, and high paying ones. Painting their name on the side of the aircraft like F9 would probably not look the best to a lot of business travelers. I'm not saying it's bad, I personally think F9's livery is great, but is definitely geared towards leisure travelers more then business.

User currently offlineUsairways16bwi From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1004 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3042 times:

the only aircraft it MIGHT have looked good on is the 727's. But too bad they are gone.

User currently offlineUA744KSFO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2890 times:

All those of you who keep bitching about the cost, do you know what a D Check is???????? What a pity.

User currently offlineUA744Flagship From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 25, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2831 times:

Supposedly the next 777 in for repaint will wear the Star Alliance livery.

Meh. Personally, I'd rather see another n/c 777.


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